Worley Street at Stadium Boulevard to close Wednesday, Thursday nights

Worley Street will be closed just east of Stadium Boulevard for stormwater drainage installation.

Boone County Sheriff's Department plans sobriety checkpoint this week

The enforcement effort will occur sometime between Tuesday and Sunday. Unimpaired motorists should expect minimal delay, authorities said.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: CAT-TV has helped educate residents, offer new opportunities

CAT-TV has educated me about the reality behind what we see on TV. Columbia Council members should be proud of the CAT-TV program.

Columbia College sees enrollment growth across system

Columbia College's total system-wide enrollment increased from last year. A total of 31,302 students enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year.

Columbia College offers new grant to military members and families

Active military members and their spouses and dependents qualify for the new Military Family Member's Opportunity Grant at Columbia College, regardless of whether the military member is affiliated with the university.


Cardinals lose, with Lohse beating former team 6-3

Kyle Lohse beat the Cardinals in his fourth try this season and Sean Halton knocked in a career-high three runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers beat St. Louis 6-3 Tuesday night.

White Sox scratch out 2-0 win over Royals

John Danks (3-10) ended his exasperating winless streak by scattering seven hits and a walk. The White Sox beat the Royals 2-0.

Rams determined to show little in preseason

Quarterback Sam Bradford has raved about his comfort level working with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer for the second straight season. But on game day, rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin has yet to show his breakaway capability. Tight end Jared Cook, the other major skill upgrade on offense, has one big catch.

Missouri to increase oversight of unaccredited schools

The Missouri Board of Education has contracted with an education reform group to develop a turnaround plan for Kansas City Public Schools and other unaccredited school districts.

BATTLE RISING: Living mascot greets Battle High students on first day of classes

As it was throughout Columbia Public Schools, Tuesday was the first day of fall classes at Battle High, the district's newest high school. (See a video.)

Cardinals rally over Brewers 8-5

Kolten Wong got his first two major-league hits Monday night, keying a four-run rally with an infield single in an 8-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Mosquitoes are worse this summer in parts of U.S.

A combination of drought, heavy rain and heat has created conditions allowing mosquitoes to thrive in several regions of the U.S., leading to an abnormally high prevalence of the insect.

A.J. Jenkins dives into life with Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said new pick A.J Jenkins would bring a "fresh start" to the team.

Missouri Gov. Nixon broadening defense of vetoes

The governor is holding news conferences around the state defending his vetoes before lawmakers return to consider veto overrides Sept. 11.

Authorities: 12-year-old southwest Missouri girl missing

Adrianna Horton of Golden City is described as 4-feet-5-inches tall and weighing 70 pounds.

FBI says suspicious package on Kansas City-area bus a hoax

Investigators were on the scene in Blue Summit for more than 10 hours Friday after a bus driver for First Transit found the package.

Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

Every novel Elmore Leonard wrote from the mid-1980s on was a best seller, and every fan of crime stories knew his name.

BATTLE RISING: Battle High School students prepare for classes at Jump Start Day

Classes start Tuesday at Battle High School, but students had the chance to get acquainted with the school Monday during Jump Start Day. Principal Kim Presko greeted students as they arrived and helped hand out lunches.

Columbia City Council approves Grindstone Creek trail construction

Only one council member opposed the trail construction, arguing it would violate the privacy of those living nearby.

MU students seek to balance life on first day

MU students headed back to classes and back to finding the balance among academic success, social activities and sleep.